St Albans Fun Run 2016

Verulamium park was such an exciting place to be on Sunday 12th June as lots of us got ready for the St Albans Fun Run! We were overwhelmed by the crowd of red t-shirts from Bernards Heath Infant and Junior School families.  We met by our school flag and even duck came along to help us remember to keep going and not give up! After we had finished the Fun Run we got some exciting news that our school had won the Primary School Challenge for the largest number of runners!                  In assembly Councillor Annie Brewster came to present us with our trophy and congratulate those who ran this year and ask who would like to run next year. We feel so proud of children and adults who tried their best and ran in the fun run, it’s great to be part of such a big team!                 ...

The Sun is Shining!

On a very sunny Wednesday last half term, we created an Outdoor Learning Day as lots of classes spent some time on the field with myself, Miss Freeman and Mrs Williams.  We started by talking in assembly about how we would need to focus on our team work skills; sharing ideas and listening to each other.  We looked at a big pile of sticks, logs and branches and thought about how these could help us with our learning outside.  The children came up with lots of ideas for den building and were very keen to get started! Here are just some of the ways the children worked together: The creations included campsites, a spitfire, dens, a zip-wire and a double bed big enough for a sleepover in a tent!  What a fantastic day of Outdoor Learning. Miss...

A visit from a Member of Parliament

Last Friday Oliver Dowden, the MP for Hertsmere, visited us.  In our Proud Assembly he explained what an MP does and how he became an MP. He gave the children pointers as to the important things they had to learn if they wanted to be an MP too. We need to remember to: speak clearly and loudly listen to people’s ideas and problems think of what we need to do to make our community an even better place. Mr Dowden then led a School Council Meeting all about parking safely outside our school. The Councillors discussed the problems and suggested solutions which we voted on. The School Council will now meet with Mrs Rimmer to decide what to do next. Thank you to Mr Dowden for a very interesting visit. Gill Fenner .  ...

Maths Week – Bernards Heath Business School!

Money, Money, Money! It was Maths Week and we became business experts. Did you hear about the visit to Dragon’s Den?  Year 1 and 2 children needed to come up with their big idea, conduct market research, draft a product plan, listen to feedback and work to a budget.  They needed to present and explain their ideas in order to be given a loan and then work out what profit they could make.  They worked hard all week to use and understand new vocabulary; loan, budget, profit, save, business, entrepreneur, invest, pitch. By the end of the week Y1 and Y2 had sold their products to one another; Maths Week made a total profit of over £130!  Our next step is to work with the children to spend this money on maths resources for school. Miss...

Ranger Paul visits Bernards Heath

Today we had a special visitor at school; Ranger Paul and his collection of insects, arachnids and snakes. Ranger Paul set up camp in Morpurgo class and our Year 1 and Year 2 classes came to visit him throughout the day. Children learnt lots of interesting facts about his rainforest creatures including; how they are adapted to their environment, how they avoid predators, and how they catch their prey. One particular favourite was the Orchid Mantis which disguises itself as a flower and then pounces on bees when they arrive looking for nectar. At the end of the day Ranger Paul hosted an assembly for the Foundation Stage children so they could enjoy meeting some of his...

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